Hotel Meson de los Virreyes
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The home of Antonio Ricuarte has been made into a museum. He fought with Simon Bolivar against the Spanish occupation. During the battle of San Mateo, in Venezuela, Capitan Ricuarte was confronted with a large number of Spanish loyalists who had consolidated their forces in a large rancho in San Mateo. After long fighting Ricuarte realized that the Spaniards had ...
... church congregation for 5 minutes. After a little more wandering we ended up in a small, cheap italian where I had my first 'carne a la planche' which was basically thin steak, chips and salad. Perfect. The next day we decided to hike. 6 of us - Justin, Henry, connie, rosa and Sarina who we.d met the previous evening. We got chatting just before leaving to a couple in the hostel, Tim and Rochina, who had gone exploring the ...
... can cure all ills.Coca is being chewed and spat and rough calloused hands are lugging boxes to and from the stalls.Haggling takes place at any open spot and the purchase sealed with swigs of beer and hand shakes.An old dame in her 90s but still fit and sprightly walks with bouquets of flowers and wants her photo taken with me,her sun wrinkled face brown as a walnut opens with a beautiful beaming smile and she gives me a big kiss on the face and asks Henry if I am ...
... like a gigantic anthill. The traffic continues day and night, which means the whistle blows do too, though by sundown most people are crowding the huge central plaza where live music can be heard and drinks can be had for three times what they cost in Bogota. Thankfully, the cacophony of music coming from all directions you normally hear as the locals compete to blow out their speakers isn't an issue.
Since Villa ...
... via Tunja and instead
spent those wasted 4hrs enjoying the lazy rhythm of Leyva.....but sure
Monday morning after breakfast in
the garden we headed off on a local trek we'd heard about.
Unfortunately like most of South America, only the backpackers seemed to
know about this camino and it took a short while to get going.
We left town,walking what we assumed to be the right road ...
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